The Alaska State Senate passed its version of the 2014 capital budget Saturday, marking a total of just under $1.9 billion dollars for transportation, energy and public works projects around the state. The budget contains funding for many projects on the Kenai Peninsula.
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Governor Sean Parnell visited Kenai Tuesday to meet with local officials, mingle with residents and make a $30 million announcement. That’s the amount the governor is proposing to spend on a five-year "Chinook Salmon Research Initiative."
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has plans to purchase new school busses. The school board allocated $687,000 into the student transportation fund during its meeting earlier this month.
Homer residents in the Highlands Drive area of West Hill are reporting the presence of a black bear that has apparently learned to open car and house doors. Fish and Game biologist Jason Herreman says neighbors in the area first reported the bear.
A Seldovia man is safe after surviving a swamped vessel and an icy dip in Kachemak Bay Monday night. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Brennan was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near Port Graham after an afternoon fishing trip took a turn for the worse.
After almost two weeks battling the Funny River fire, fire crews and residents had a chance to take a quick breather Sunday night at a community barbeque at the Soldotna Sports Center. The Sports Center was a full house, with hundreds of residents coming in to say thank you.
A natural gas well near Anchor Point expected to produce up to ten-million-cubic-feet per day is scheduled to be online by the first of next year.
A proposal to tear down the Homer Educational and Recreation Complex – or HERC building – to make way for a new public safety building has many Homer residents asking, “What about Parks and Rec?”